Heather is a 28-year-old NBA dancer who has a passion for staying fit and healthy living. She is the writer behind Housewife Glamour and hopes to inspire others to reach their goals by sharing her journey. “Differences make us beautiful. Feeling good about who you are is what makes you glamorous.”
- Blog: www.housewifeglamour.com
- Facebook: Housewife Glamour
- Twitter: @hwglamour
- Instagram: @hwglamour
- Pinterest: Heather Hesington (hwglamour)
How do you define FitFluential?
When I first read the word FitFluential, I loved the wordplay of fitness + influential. That combination is exactly what this community is all about. FitFluential is an ever-growing network of fitness experts and enthusiasts who aren’t perfect, but love life and make every day count. They are passionate about healthy living and strive to inspire others to follow their lead.
What is your main motivation to be fit?
Being fit = being healthy, and I want to be healthy. I have learned through the years how my body functions with and without exercise, and I never want to go through a dry fitness period again! I felt on top of the world after running my first half marathon, and I will never forget how rewarding it was to reach my goal. Staying fit improves my mood and makes me my happiest, healthiest self.
FitFluential believes the keys to balance are Eat, Sleep, Move and Enjoy. What is your favorite way to enjoy life?
I am a firm believer in finding a balance in everything. I love to eat clean, but always save room for my inevitable sweet tooth. I get plenty of sleep, but allow a fun night on the town every now and then. Besides dancing, I stay active running, and take a variety of group fitness classes. Pilates, barre, and yoga are what keep me sane, and I enjoy spending as much time as I can with my husband, family, friends, and pets.
What is your regular fitness routine?
I try to keep my trips to the gym as regular as possible. It gets tricky during the NBA season, but there is always time for a workout if you make it a priority. On and off season, I do a variety of group fitness classes, weight train, and cardio 4-5 times a week with one long run outside on the weekends.
What advice do you have for someone at the beginning of their fitness journey?
Don’t compare yourself to others. At one point or another, everyone starts from the same place. Don’t let the fear of trying something new take over your desire to succeed. It doesn’t matter if you are training for a 5K, a full marathon, or personal trainer certification, focus on what your goal is for that specific day and be patient! Eventually, you will get stronger, your times will get better, and you WILL get there!
What are your future fitness goals?
I want to run one or two more half marathons this year, with a long-term goal of completing at least five. I also want to complete a triathlon before my husband and I start a family. As a former barre instructor, I would love to get back into teaching classes. As a FitFluential Ambassador, I want to use my blog as a platform to help and inspire others to make healthy living a permanent lifestyle.